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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Concentrate \Con*cen"trate\ (? or ?), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Concentrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Concentrating.] [Pref. con-
+ L. centrum center. Cf. Concenter.]
1. To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite
more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force; to
fix; as, to concentrate rays of light into a focus; to
concentrate the attention.
(He) concentrated whole force at his own camp.
2. To increase the strength and diminish the bulk of, as of a
liquid or an ore; to intensify, by getting rid of useless
material; to condense; as, to concentrate acid by
evaporation; to concentrate by washing; -- opposed to
Spirit of vinegar concentrated and reduced to its
greatest strength. --Arbuthnot.
Syn: To combine; to condense; to consolidate.
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